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Comment Re:Why they tell you to turn off your phone... (Score 1) 437

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Soft errors, except the PP. Alpha particles comes not only from space, but like cellular radiation and everybody fearing the tower while under inverse square law the danger is the phone, alpha particles can come from the chip package.

It's pretty rare, but I have already seen it with recent chips from a manufacturer. The manufacturer acknowledged afterward before the evidence: high exception rate, way higher than what avionics get up in the sky. Material of the package was changed and life went on with usual software bugs..

Feed Why the world has lost interest in IPTV services (

Is it feasible to deliver TV-quality video over IP?

Comment While doing the research for the very first issue of Faultline, one IPTV specialist (who shall remain nameless) told us "you can't send video across the web", and proceeded to lecture us on the finer points of Quality of Service protocols.

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